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Alphatec launches new system for spine deformity market

March 3, 2017

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Alphatec Spine released its new Arsenal Deformity AIS system, which has successfully completed initial cases.

Here are five things to know:

 

1. The Arsenal Deformity Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis system expands the company’s Arsenal Spinal Fixation system and targets the $650 million U.S. spine deformity market.

 

2. The device is expected to help surgeons address complex deformity pathologies.

 

3. The AIS system includes many low-profile implants that will provide a better anatomical fit and an increased ability to address patient pathologies, improved efficiency of surgical procedures, high-quality biomechanical strength to achieve a solid fusion as well as comfort during complex surgeries.

 

4. Alphatec CEO Terry Rich said: “This unique system extends our Arsenal platform and provides surgeons with easy-to-use, differentiated surgical tools for corrective maneuvers to better treat adolescent patients who are diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis.”

 

5. Sheldon St. Clair, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and John Birknes, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon, of the Spine Program at the Norfolk-based Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Virginia performed the first deformity correction using the Arsenal AIS system. Their patient was a 13-year-old suffering from a hypokyphotic 49-degree thoracic scoliosis. The surgery eliminated the patient’s thoracic curve, restored appropriate kyphosis and eliminated the patient’s rib hump.

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